Saturday, January 7, 2012

The E Family {MN Family Photographer}

I had to hold off on this blog post because these photos were being used for Christmas gifts-- perfect idea!! This session took place one GORGEOUS October Saturday. We couldn't have had a nicer day, though not all of the children would maybe agree with that ;) It took some help from the ring pops to coax them into cooperating, but hey- we'll always remember the day right? Thanks E Family! You had great ideas and props along-- always fun :) I guess this is no sneak peek since you have your files in hand already--- but a peek for the rest of us!

Friday, January 6, 2012

A Couple of Cuties... {MN Child Photographer}

Just wanted to share a few quick photos from a photo session earlier this fall with these two extra special cuties-- how adorable are they?? It was also quite interesting when little sister lost her shoe in the leaves and we had to sift through about a football field size tract of land to find it haha

Family {MN Family Photographer}

I met up with this lovely group just after Christmas for their session---- yes--- can you believe it? Hardly looks like Christmas time in the outdoor photos huh? Fine by me, love to be able to get outside and get a variety of looks for a session. We had newborn photos with the newest little darling first and then moved on to family photos with big cousin and his family. They were visiting from Texas so I'm sure perfectly content with these warm temps we had going on that week. They were both SO good--- it was a breeze! Such a fun group-- enjoy your sneak peek!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2nd Annual New Year, New You Contest!

Announcing the 2nd Annual New Year, New You Contest! Those faithful followers may remember this from last year, but here is a refresher :)

The contest is to reward someone with a fully FREE photo shoot from Holly D Photography--- including a CD fully edited with images from their session with printing release! You can enter yourself or a family member or friend who is deserving. Just submit your/their photo and story of their New Year's Resolution or why they are deserving of this prize to Whether it be a new healthy lifestyle, a baby being born, a life changing event, spending more time with family or friends, a move to a new home, etc. The shoot will take place around September of 2012 to give you time to work on that resolution and see how it unfolds throughout the year.

Deadline for entries will be January 5th 2012. The winner will be announced January 8th 2012.

To Enter:

* Change your profile picture to the above photo/graphic about the contest until January 5th.

* Submit your photo and story to

* Post on the Holly D Photography business page what your New Year's Resolution is.

* Share the link to the contest via Facebook and/or your own blogsite.

* "Like" the Holly D Photography business page as well as suggest it to 3 friends

Monday, December 26, 2011

The A Family {MN Family Photographer}

Just when we thought we were going to have a "brown Christmas" the A family's wish came true with at least a dusting of the white stuff the morning of their photo shoot. It was a gorgeous December day (again!!) granted, they were maybe slightly chilled without their coats, but imagine even being ABLE to do a photo shoot in December without coats!! I came out to their family farm for the session and what a great setting! Everyone was home for the holidays so it was the perfect opportunity to seize for a family photo shoot! What an adorable and fun family! Thanks so much A family for asking me to join you just before the holidays-- hope it was a very Merry Christmas for you! Enjoy the sneak peek!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Cowboy Conspiracy {Creative Professional Portraits}

I met up with this talented group, Cowboy Conspiracy for a Creative Professional Portrait session. The group is an American heavy metal band from Minnesota. They have a Southern style that has been described as Whiskey rock and roll, Booze rock, Southern fried rock, True grit metal, and so on. The band is currently writing new songs, as well as recording a new album with the help of J Sharpe Studios. They will resume touring in Minnesota and their out of state tour dates will be posted soon after the album's completion at the end of January or beginning of February. For more information on the band please check out their Facebook page or their website . It was great fun to work with these guys- even though it was chilly outside- we had a blast- thanks guys! Enjoy the sneak peek!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The S Family {MN Family Photographer}

Meet the S Family. Who would have thought we would have the NICEST day in December for outdoor family portraits on the lake!! It was unbelievable how nice it was outside- we have been pretty lucky this year! Isn't this little girl just an absolute doll!? Her eyes are just gorgeous! She LOVED being out on the lake and playing in the sand, whether it was December or not! We're already talking about another family session this summer and I can't wait to see how she will grow and how much fun she will have in the water when its not frozen. Thank you so much S Family for inviting me out! Enjoy the sneak peek!